New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Mar 07, 2021

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Brad Marchand has continued his torrid pace to start the season, picking up two goals and an assist on Friday against Washington.  Marchand leads the Bruins with 27 points (12G, 15A) in 21 games.

New Jersey
19-30-2-5
AT
March 07, 2021, 5:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
33-16-5-2
Puckline +1.5 +100
Moneyline +260
Over / Under o +5.5

10%

Betting Action

90%

Puckline -1.5 -120
Moneyline -315
Over / Under u +5.5

10%

Betting Action

90%

After splitting a two-game set with Washington, the Boston Bruins will end their three-game homestand against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

The Bruins are the heavy favourites on the NHL odds.

Devils vs. Bruins Betting Analysis

New Jersey is just thankful they don’t have to play this game at home.  The Devils have dropped 10 of their 12 home games this season, but have won five of eight road games.  New Jersey is 11-9 against the spread overall and they have covered in six of eight games outside of the Garden State.  The goals have also been plentiful outside of their home barn, as the Devils have hit the Over six times on the road.

As good as this Boston team has been this year, they’ve been even better at home.  The Bruins are 6-1-1 at TD Garden, but have been and Under team in five of their last six games against New Jersey.  Boston has struggled to cover this year, going 6-15 ATS overall.

New Jersey Devils

It’s been a tough season for New Jersey, a team that has dropped five straight games and has also given up 12 goals to the Rangers over their last two contests.  In a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday, Nathan Bastian, Mikhail Maltsev and P.K. Subban picked up the markers for New York.  MacKenzie Blackwood made 22 saves in the loss.  Blackwood seems to have made a bigger impression over Scott Wedgewood and Aaron Dell in a wide-open competition for the No. 1 goalie spot on the Devils this season.  Blackwood has a 5-6-1 record with a 2.97 goals-against average and .904 save percentage.  Wedgewood has only recorded one win in five starts and Dell is still looking for his first win in three appearances this season.

Boston Bruins

After a shootout loss to the Capitals on Wednesday, the Bruins stormed back with a 5-1 win over their division rivals on Friday.  Brad Marchand has continued his torrid pace to start the season, picking up two goals and an assist on Friday against Washington.  Marchand leads the Bruins with 27 points (12G, 15A) in 21 games.  Jaroslav Halak had another big night for Boson on Friday, finishing with 31 saves in the win.  For the season, Halak is 5-2-1 with a 2.24 GAA and a .913 SV.  After taking a brutal hit to the head from Washington forward Tom Wilson on Friday, Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo was released from hospital on Saturday, but his status is unknown.  It’s unlikely Carlo will be in the lineup on Sunday.  Wilson was suspended seven games for the illegal hit.

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